I live on the edge of a small town and don't get me wrong, I love it. Many sawahs and other nature around me. Quite peaceful too.Too rural even for Pak Tani!
Although my house is made of bricks and mortar, we had our fair share of uninvited animals inside. A scorpion, tokeks and snakes, an ular weling and a green pit viper, both under the couch and an unidentified brown snake. They probably came in when we left the door to the garden open for too long.
A house with no ceiling and no wire mesh to cover the ventilation holes is like an open invitation for all of the above animals and more.